Villagers get rain water help

Matamaivere villagers help prepare the church roof for the new guttering. Picture: SUPPLIED

Matamaivere villagers help prepare the church roof for the new guttering. Picture: SUPPLIED

Update: 4:28PM TWENTY-SEVEN housesholds of Matamaivere village in Namara, Tailevu will benefit from the Rainwater Harvesting Project currently undertaken by the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF).

Mataimaivere is one of the villages earmarked in this year’s (2017-2018) Rural Water Scheme Budget. 

According to a statement issued today by Pacific Reach Limited, seven houses have already got their water tanks in place while the rest will have their water tanks once the project is completed.

Village headman Emosi Waqairavoka said by the third week of work, there were only the repairs to the concrete tank and the installation of tank stands and guttering at the last two houses to be completed. 

“This signifies the large amount of villagers turning out to support the WAF skilled staff. Every week two clans in our village help out with cooking and the men lend a hand to the WAF staff each day. So far, I think we are doing well, despite having to wait for concrete to cure and the delays caused by rain,” Mr Waqairavoka said.